waste management

 
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
Standing on the highest hill in Delmas, you can see the modern story of Mpumalanga playing out in every direction. A mix of dust and haze fades out...
Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons
Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons
We use them every day: cups of take-away coffee on the way to work, cartons of milk and juice, a box of popcorn and a cup of our favourite...
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Our annual Greening Awards are a chance to inject some much-needed hope into the world. So much is going wrong, especially when it comes to our...
Community Conservation and Resilience
Community Conservation and Resilience
South Africa’s greatest constraint is water. In a water-scarce country, planning has to focus on protecting this resource so it benefits the...
Waste and Chemical Management
Waste and Chemical Management
South Africa’s landfills are nearly at full capacity. They are also a colossal waste of resources, with everything from old eggs to broken prams...
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
“We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space,” Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell...
The future of waste management in Africa
The future of waste management in Africa
Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations...
Solid waste management and sustainable development
Solid waste management and sustainable development
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, governments reaffirmed the importance...
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
A battle is looming over a green waste tender in the City of Cape Town as a key contract is appealed, sparking rumours that drop-off points will be...
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Tourists on a crowded, sun-drenched beach in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa tossed drinks cans into recycling bins as a record-breaking holiday...

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